The Fortress of the Standard esplanades can be visited from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Dating back to the 15th century and dominating the port from its 25-metre height, the Fortress of the Standard is the highest fortress in France. Imposing, it is the major component of the fortifications!

The Landscape Garden: 10 views to understand everything! The beauty of the exterior circuit has given it its name. 20 minutes to contemplate the plunging views over the port and the sensational panoramas over the cliffs and Sardinia. You will receive a description of the landscapes to guide you.

The underground halls: the “1000 years of fortifications” exhibition. Partly dug into the rocks, the underground halls are certainly worth the visit! The circular vaults of the big hall remind us of the medieval architecture of the ancient defence tower… A museography, indicated by signposts and video projections, retrace the history of the town’s fortifications. An exhibition, rich with visual documentation, occasionally unpublished, but available to all!

Not to be missed by families: ask for the discovery game; follow Fanfan, the flying donkey!

Free for children under 6 !!!

Visiting time: 30 minutes

Family game booklet visiting: 45 minutes (game booklet free of charge)

Departure: Tourist Office of the Fortress.


  • View : Haute-Ville, Falaise, Mer, Marine
  • Environment : Medieval town, With panormaic view

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • German

Why it’s nice !

  • Vertiginous views!
  • Pass Monuments at 6,5 €: visit of King of Aragon’s Stairway + Fortress
  • A happy moment to spend with the family
  • At the end of the game booklet: the reward



  • Duration of individual visit: 30 minutes


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Comfort / services

  • Internet - WiFi
  • Animals accepted
  • Accepted animals

Activities on the spot

  • Historical Monument


  • Simple visit : 3,50 €
  • Pass monument : 6,50 €
  • Pass Monument Group (from 10 people) : 4,00 €
  • Simple visit from 6 to 11 years : 1,00 €
  • Monument Pass from 6 to 11 years old : 2,00 €

Children up to 5 years

Means of payment

  • Credit cards : Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard
  • Checks
  • Holiday vouchers


The Fortress of the Standard esplanades can be visited from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact information

The Fortress of the Standard, an emblematic site to visit

Porte de Gênes 20169 Bonifacio